Matteo Rubbi invited us to do a workshop as part of his show
- Studio Guenzani, Milan - Italy.
One of his works is an installation of little concrete mountains,
models of the Alps in miniature scale.
Zoom-in and zoom-out
We recognise different unities if we zoom out from where we are.
The Alps are form a unit of mountains because we regard them from space.
We outline different groups if we can see them from far away;
we can distinguish different units if we aren’t absorbed in an environment.
If we zoom-in we will loose the definition of units,
we glimpse parts of the differences in each of the people who are living together.
If we zoom-in more and more, we will arrive at the dimension of atoms and may get totally lost.
For his last show at Studio Guenzani, Matteo brought all the elements of the periodic table
into the gallery space. Each element was represented by an everyday object
that contains traces of this element.
Chemical reactions turn substances into another states.
Our everyday life and our own organisms are composed of water.
With the participants we attempted to compose an ideal human unit,
taking the shape of mountains or towers.
Water mixed with textile colours in plastic cups were used to pass on this effort and to communicate the actions of the participants to each other.
The workshop ended with a chemical experiment: using everyday daily substances,
we produced foam and liberated oxygen from hydrogen peroxide.
The contents inside the bottle slowly exploded into the room,
forming a coloured cloud that disappeared at the same time as it grew.
Thanks to Heriel Di Fabio, theatre-circus student, to help us out with the human structures.
Three new white jumpers were presented and then coloured during this workshop.
- Room: covered by plastic sheets, found fabrics, towels.
- Silk colours and water
- Tapes and glasses
- Substances for the chemical experiment
An hour and a half.